Museums in Switzerland
Fredy Lienhard's private collection of cars is being shown. The display is changing as cars are being rotated
The Junod family's private collection of cars, motorbikes and bicycles
For decades, Emil Frey’s car enthusiasts have been collecting historically interesting vehicles, aiming to maintain their valuable cultural heritage and preserve it for posterity. In the authentic atmosphere of a restored former textile factory, between 50 and 60 automotive gems are permanently exhibited on three floors. The exhibition mainly focuses on collector vehicles from the 1930s to the 1980s, for the most part of English and Japanese origin. You can admire design icons, such as the Jaguar E-Type, the Toyota 2000 GT and the Aston Martin DB4 Vantage.
The permanent exhibition in the Energy Park impressively documents what is probably the world's largest collection of old petrol pumps from a hundred years of industrial history. Also rounded off with vehicle rarities and treasures from 50 years of vehicle construction. Not only rare petrol pumps but also rare pieces from the automotive industry can be admired in the ENERGY PARK. For example a Facel Vega 2 of which only a few examples were made or two Mercedes 300 SL Roadster cars, rare Langenthal convertibles etc.
Franz Brozincevic & Cie, (FBW), was a Swiss maker of trucks and buses, active between 1922 and 1983 and based in Wetzikon. This museum, which was put together by the FBW Club depicts the story of the company
The Waldbrand Fortress Museum in Beatenberg was not only one of the largest artillery works of the Swiss army, but is also a piece of contemporary history. The long tunnels in the mountain give an impression of the efforts in World War II and the Cold War to defend Switzerland.
Started in 1948, the collection of classic cars gathered by Jacques de Wurstemberger includes cars presenting a particular technical interest or a coachwork of a striking elegance, representing perfectly the car manufacturing from the 1920's to our days. According to the taste of their collector, one can see characteristic English, French and Italian cars of their time, among them are some which were constructed to some few models only. Therefore they are extremely rare. Photo is courtesy of Felix Buser at Fédération Suisse des Véhicules Anciens
An engineer, builder, academic and philanthropist, Leonard Gianadda set up Foundation Gianadda in memory of his brother, Pierre who was killed in an airplane crash in 1976. There are art galleries on the site and "the finest automobile museum" in Switzerland with a beautiful selection of classic cars, including several automobiles made locally.
The Hartmann brothers operate this tiny, but nice collection of classic cars, parts and automobilia. There are some restored cars, others are "barn find". It is open by appointment only and the owners prefer mails to telephones. Photo is courtesy of Felix Buser at Renault Heck Club Suisse
The largest private indoor motorcycle collection in Switzerland belongs to the Hilti family. There are about 140 motorcycles shown from 70 brands, including AJS, Böhmerland, Condor, Douglas, Harley-Davidson, Moto Guzzo, Terrot, Windhoff etc.